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We use the following cookies:
- Strictly necessary cookies. These are cookies that are required for the operation of our website. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of our website, use a shopping cart or make use of e-billing services.
- Analytical/performance cookies. They allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our website when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our website works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily.
- Functionality cookies. These are used to recognise you when you return to our website. This enables us to personalise our content for you, greet you by name and remember your preferences (for example, your choice of language or region).
- Targeting cookies. These cookies record your visit to our website, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed. We will use this information to make our website and the advertising displayed on it more relevant to your interests. We may also share this information with third parties for this purpose.
You block cookies by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. However, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including essential cookies) you may not be able to access all or parts of our site.
Except for essential cookies, all cookies will expire after 45 days.
Alton Towers Holidays Cookies
What are cookies?
Most websites need to collect basic information on their users to work properly. To do this, websites - including this one - create small text files known as cookies on their users' devices.
There are a lot of different cookies which do a lot of different jobs. They can be used to remember your preferences on sites you visit often, to remember which products are in your online shopping baskets, and to make sure that the online adverts that you see are relevant to you.
Most of the data that cookies collect is anonymous. However, some of it is designed to detect patterns in site usage, user behaviour and approximate location to improve the experience of our users.
Information collected by cookies is not personally identifiable.
Holiday Extras run Alton Towers Holidays on behalf of Merlin Entertainments LTD. The cookies used by Holiday Extras (Short Breaks) can be categorised as essential, performance, advertising or functional. You can find out more about the cookies we use and why we use them below.
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|Holiday Extras (Short Breaks) uses first-party cookies to store information about interactions with the site. These make your booking possible. Without them services that you have asked for cannot be provided. An example of how we use these cookies is: on payment, a first-party cookie is used to link you to your payment for analysis and reporting.
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Holiday Extras (Short Breaks) uses Google products, including but not only Google Analytics, Tag Manager and Optimise. None of these cookies will ever store or use personally-identifiable information about a user. Google mainly uses first-party cookies to report on user interactions.
To opt out of Google Analytics, please visit this link.
|Sets first-party cookies for user insights, measurement and analysis.
Sets first and third-party cookies to allow customers to opt-in for emails and for tracking and analysis of email subscribers.
We may collect information which includes:
Data is kept for 365 days from the last time the contact identified themselves.
Anonymous data is stored for a default period of 30 days before being deleted.
You can unsubscribe from our email database and all related tracking and analysis here.
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We track clicks on hyperlinks in the emails we send to determine interest in our products and topics, and the effectiveness of our communications. When a hyperlink in the email is clicked, the request is passed through a separate server before arriving at the destination web page. Hyperlinks from our emails also enable our website to recognise you and provide you with a personalised experience, using cookies. We track website activity from the email, such as whether you made a booking, to understand and improve the relevancy of our communications.
|Holiday Extras (Short Breaks) uses YouTube to embed video content. YouTube may still set cookies on your device once you click on the YouTube video player.
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Holiday Extras (Short Breaks) uses Google advertising products, including but not only AdWords and Doubleclick. None of these cookies will ever store or use personally-identifiable information about a user. Google uses third-party advertising cookies to enable features, such as remarketing and provide users with a more tailored experience.
To opt out of personalised ads please review your Google Ad Settings.
Facebook sets third-party cookies for the purposes of advertising, insights and measurement. Your ad preferences are based on information you've shared with Facebook, pages you like or engage with, ads you click on, apps and websites you use, and information from data providers.
You can change all ad preferences within Facebook settings.
You can opt out and change your settings from Microsoft by visiting their opt-out page.
|Sets third-party cookies for the purposes of facilitating exclusive discounts and deals for members of our affiliate network.
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